but right now, as you can see, mitt romney is approaching the podium at the al smith dinner in new york city. w. kamau bell is on set here with me to do comedic strategic advice and criticism for these candidates after these speeches tonight. we'll hear from mr. romney then we will hear from president obama. here we go. >> cardinal dolan, mr. president, governor cuomo, mayor bloomberg, senator schumer, al and ann smith, thank you for your invitation. thank you for your extraordinarily warm welcome. ann and i appreciate your friendship very, very much. thank you. now, al, you are right. a campaign can require a lot of wardrobe changes. we -- blue jeans in the morning, perhaps. suits for a lunch fund-raiser. sport coat for dinner. but it's nice to finally relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house.